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OP-ED: New photo essay 'Mundo Negro' highlights the importance and cultural individualism of the Brazilian thrift scene

Thrift stores, known in Brazil as brechós, has become a refuge where black young people living in big Brazilian cities has found a way to reframe their aesthetics the way they want, they way they feel better and redefine what it means to be black.The photo essay you see below, Mundo Negro (Black World), where the models wears thrift store’s…

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Added by Eye Candy on August 1, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

PHOTO ESSAY: 'BATEKOO' - The Inclusive Club Night/Movement in Brazil That Promotes Black Empowerment & Sexual Freedom (Photos by Matheus Thierry)

Check out photographer Matheus Thierry's photo essay of Brazilian club night BATEKOO - a night which is fast becoming a social movement; encouraging black empowerment, inclusivity, and sexual freedom. Its camp say: "BATEKOO is a festival…

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Added by The Establishment on November 30, 2015 at 10:50am — No Comments

PHOTO ESSAY: #BlackOutDC March - By Photographer Phillip Herring (CoffeeShopStudios)

Take a look at this great photo essay from photographer Phillip Herring, documenting the recent #BlackOutDC march/protest (Herring is the creator of CoffeeShopStudios, focusing on film and photography in the Washington, D.C. area). Explore below.

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Added by Eye Candy on August 20, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: Braamfontein’s gold - Vibrant Cultural Scenes in Johannesburg

Johannesburg is an unbeatable blend of stunning nature and a colorful collection of humans. This secret gem was revealed to me by my mother, an avid traveler herself. I expected nothing when I made plans to visit Johannesburg but instead I left with an enriched soul and a renewed mind because of the characters I encountered while scanning the street for charismatic faces.

Thanks to the guidance of new friends, I was introduced to two very important cultural gatherings in…

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Added by Eye Candy on November 11, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Gordon Parks collection will be exhibited this fall at The High Museum of Art in Atlanta

Rare color photographs taken by the late photographer Gordon Parks will be exhibited this fall at The High Museum of Art in Atlanta. The photos, which were originally taken for a photo essay for Life Magazine in 1956, depict the African American experience of 1950s Alabama, and the racial tensions that dominated the United States at the time (images via Huffington Post).

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK…

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Added by Eye Candy on August 27, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

PHOTO ESSAY: Pitchfork Music Festival

Chicago's west side, Union Park, was once again home to Pitchfork Music Festival known for its mix of musical acts ranging from indie rock to New York rap. The festival continues to draw crowds of music lovers from genre to genre and that continues to be the greatest joy of this…

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Added by Sound Check on July 24, 2014 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Photo Essay: My Punk Rock Youth 1987-1992

Looking through their eyes / it was hard for me to walk / walk / as I judged my walk / as stiff and “white” / and hated myself. / I saw myself / through their eyes / on the / Football field / Basketball court / Baseball diamond / Hell of high-school gym class / stumbling around / in ignorance of the rules / and fear of the hurtling spheres / and I judged myself / a useless faggot.



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Added by Eye Candy on August 3, 2011 at 8:00pm — 43 Comments

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